Welcome to the Literacy Educators Coalition

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Who We Are

We are a group of 400+ literacy educators from all around Australia.

Most of us work as teachers, principals, consultants in schools, or lecturers in teacher education. Many of us are authors of children’s books and teacher reference books. We are sought as speakers at state, national and international conferences. Our members include presidents and past-presidents of ALEA (Australian Literacy Educators Association), PETAA (Primary English Teaching Association, Australia) and AATE (the Australian Association for the Teaching of English).

We believe that parents deserve accurate information about literacy standards and literacy teaching and learning.

We aim to provide information, and counteract misinformation.

 

Latest News Stories

NAPLAN results delayed over concerns data could be invalid

NAPLAN results delayed over concerns data could be invalid

8 August 2018

ABC News, 8 Aug 2018.  ACARA assured us that the online results and test paper results would be comparable, but that assurance is now under question.  The mess continues!  Read article here...more»

Real reason teachers walk away

Real reason teachers walk away

29 June 2018

news.com.au, 28 June 2018.  Half our teachers are quitting within five years of graduating. We're at crisis point.  Essential Reading:  Gabbie Stroud (2018) Teacher, Allen & Unwin.  Read the ABC article...more»

John Hattie is Wrong

John Hattie is Wrong

26 June 2018

Robert Slavin's blog, 21 June 2018.  Hattie's claims appear appealing, simple and understandable – but they are profoundly wrong.  He is undermining the value of evidence.  Read the article here...more»

Gonski's new plan has one big flaw

Gonski's new plan has one big flaw

24 June 2018

Prof John Fischetti, EduResearch Matters, 4 June 2018.  When assembly line schooling is transformed to individualised learning, but the assessment scheme is from the same original mindset, we have the...more»

Haitch or aitch?

Haitch or aitch?

24 June 2018

The Conversation, 7 June 2018.   How a humble letter was held hostage by historical haughtiness.   (Naming the letter 'haitch' actually help students learn its correspondence with the sound...more»

What's going on in your child's brain when you read them a story?

What's going on in your child's brain when you read them a story?

24 June 2018

National Public Radio nprEd, 24 May 2018.  The results of a small preliminary study indicate the effects of different kinds of storytelling.  Read the article here...more»